Ulrich BassDesign are handcrafting their instruments in a small workshop in Germany. Combining modern Design with traditional methods that have been used for centuries.
Their new Retro 57 Series is based on the instruments, cars and lifestyle of the 1950s. The bass guitar is available with two different pickup configurations: P-Style and J-Style.
As usual in the traditional luthiery, everything is glued with hide glue and finished with shellac, which has a positive influence on the vibration properties. The slotted headstock is inspired by classical guitar making, also ensures a great sound experience and a tighter feeling. Only high end parts and materials are selected for this instrument. A special feature is the magnetic electronic control plate, which is covered with herringbone tweed and allows easy access to the inside of the bass.
Body: 2-piece Alder
Neck: 1-piece Maple
Fretboard: maple with 20 frets
Truss Rod: dual-action
Pickups: Harry Häussel P-Style or J-Style
Electronics: passive volume/tone or volume/balance/tone for J-Style
Tuners: Sperzel locking chrome
Control plate: magnetic; covered with herringbone tweed
Finish: shellac semi gloss with your dream body colour
tweed case, strap and certificate included.